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Introducing a second networking vendor will reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for most organizations by at least 15% to 25% over a five-year time frame*.
1. Cisco is safe and the market leader. Why change?
HP offers a safe and proven networking solution with more than 30 years of experience, and large enterprise customers are committed to the HP value proposition. Among industry analysts, HP networking is regarded as an industry leader with a long history of success.
2. Our network is 100% Cisco. Why consider HP?
By moving to HP networking products, enterprise customers gain significant advantages including reduced complexity and lower TCO. HP networking has proven interoperability with Cisco networks, and research shows strong savings from a dual-vendor approach.
3. Does HP networking offer an end-to-end networking solution (routers, security, etc.)?
HP networking offers an end-to-end network infrastructure based on open, industry standards from enterprise-grade core solutions to unified wired/wireless campus LANs and branch office networking, plus a full line of Enterprise routing products. All solutions have embedded security supported by the industry-leading TippingPoint-based S-Series product line and are managed end-to-end by IMC and associated HP Software management solutions.
Compared to Cisco’s patchwork campus LAN/backbone solution built on the aging Catalyst switch line, HP networking’s A-Series and E-Series products offer superior performance, future-proofed designs for assured investment protection, and the simplicity of an end-to-end portfolio with common software and comprehensive management.
The A-Series of data centre networking solutions is a dramatically more flexible and scalable alternative to Cisco’s Nexus portfolio for a virtualization-enabled, converged infrastructure. HP’s portfolio provides unique features for simpler network designs and reduces the cost of ownership with better energy efficiency and stronger management. Customers can now build a complete standards-based core-to-edge, non-blocking network with a dramatically streamlined architecture requiring fewer systems and staff and delivering a much lower TCO across both CapEx and OpEx
*Debunking the Myth of the Single-Vendor Network, Gartner, 17 November 2010. To read to full report click here